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Criminals on the loose in latest Commando comics!

Brand new Commando comics from DC Thomson (Issues 5167 – 5170) are on sale from this Thursday in all good newsagents and via various digital platforms.

Track down a vicious criminal in World War Two France, search the desert dunes for the Black Schneider, help free Mexico from the Federales, and find out what deadly secrets the sea can hold!

Commando 5167: Home of Heroes: Dangerous Investigations

Commando 5167: Home of Heroes: Dangerous Investigations
Story: Heath Ackley | Art: Jaume Forns | Cover: Neil Roberts

Lieutenant John Weller was like a bloodhound when he was on a case. From his early years as a police detective, solving high‑class robberies, to being a military policeman on the trail of a smuggling ring in the British Army – nothing could stand between him and his investigation… not even a little thing called World War Two.

This tenacity would take Weller right into the German invasion of France in 1940. But Weller was going to get his suspect — no matter how dangerous the investigation.

Commando 5168: Gold Collection: Black Schneider

Commando 5168: Gold Collection: Black Schneider
Story: E Hebden| Art: Gordon C Livingstone | Cover: Lopez Espi
Originally Commando No. 273 (July 1967)

For Sergeant Bill Kane, this was the last straw.

Bill had run up against “Black Schneider” — Nazi Major Schneider and his mobile desert commandos — the most feared striking force in the desert. Schneider squashed Bill’s little force as carelessly as he’d have squashed a beetle under his gleaming black jackboots.

A solid year of bad luck had made Bill’s platoon shunned like the plague. Joining it seemed like asking for a one‑way ticket to perdition. And now they faced Schneider. There was only one way for Bill to change things. Get out, then find and smash the Black Schneider!

Commando 5169: Action and Adventure: Rebel Riders

Commando 5169: Action and Adventure: Rebel Riders
Story: Richard Davis | Art and Cover: Carlos Pino

The heroes of ‘Viva Villa’ return but not as you know them!

Disguised as priests and accompanied by Sister Sofia, the Gomez brothers face one of their deadliest missions yet – working with a nun!

Still fighting for the revolution to free Mexico, Carlos and Hector were tasked with sneaking into a Federale-held city and rescuing an American journalist from the clutches of Huerta himself! Ay caramba!

Commando 5170: Silver Collection: Sea of Secrets

Commando 5170: Silver Collection: Sea of Secrets
Story: Ian Clark | Art: Gordon C Livingstone | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 2887 (September 1995)

When Tim Elder, young and keen, his sub lieutenant’s rank badge shining new, received a posting to the Mediterranean, he found that he had joined a part of the Royal Navy that he knew nothing about.

For instance, what was the secret of the grubby fishing vessel that made the Germans determined to sink her? And where were the secret passages through the danger‑ridden reefs that could mean the difference between life or death?

If Tim were to survive, he had to learn these secrets – and learn them fast!

Commando and 2000AD artist Ian Kennedy live drawing at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018. Photo: LICAF
Commando and 2000AD artist Ian Kennedy live drawing at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018. Photo: LICAF

Read our recent interview with artist Ian Kennedy

Commando and 2000AD artist Cam Kennedy live drawing at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018. Photo: LICAF
Commando and 2000AD artist Cam Kennedy live drawing at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018. Photo: LICAF

Find out about a special 50 year anniversary for Commando artist Cam Kennedy

• Commando Comics are available to buy and request in WHSmith and all good local newsagents

• Print and digital subscriptions are available worldwide, and can be bought through the DC Thomson website 

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as an editor, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare” for Tian Books. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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